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Douglas woman named director of clinical operations.

The Natick Visiting Nurse Association has announced that it has hired Patricia Bollinger-Blanc of Douglas as director of Clinical Operations.

In this role, Bollinger-Blanc is responsible for maintaining high-quality service in all aspects of Natick VNA's care; for leading the organization through the ever-changing landscape of homecare; and for ensuring that Natick VNA continues to provide best practice interventions. She oversees a staff of 50 nurses, therapists, managers, and support staff.

Prior to joining Natick VNA, Bollinger-Blanc served as director of operations at Amedisys Home Health in Providence, which she led to become one of the top 500 homecare agencies in the country. She won numerous awards at Amedisys and at Connecticut-based Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, where she served as director of Patient Services/regional director of Operations.

"Pat's vast experience in the homecare arena truly lends itself to her leading our clinical operations," said Judith Boyko, of Century Health Systems and the Natick Visiting Nurse Association.

"As an Elite Agency, we are known for our high standards of patient care. Through Patricia's work with our clinical managers and staff and our quality assurance coordinators, we will continue to maintain those high standards as well as enhance our clinical programming to provide further support for patients and their families," Boyko added.

Bollinger-Blanc "will develop specific patient care protocols for conditions that are prevalent among our own patient population as well among the general population. There are so many conditions that are not only costly to our health care delivery system but that are very stressful for patients and family caregivers. We want to ensure that we are addressing and meeting the myriad needs of all individuals we serve. Patricia is the ideal individual to lead that charge," said Boyko.

A resident of Douglas, Bollinger-Blanc is committee chairwoman of Troop 25 Uxbridge Boy Scouts and a member of the Catholic Women's Council. She holds a bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Fitchburg State University and a master's of education with an emphasis in professional health occupation education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Additionally, Bollinger-Blanc is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Home Health.

The Natick VNA is located at 209 West Central St., Suite 313, Natick. For additional information, call (508) 653-3081 or visit About The Natick Visiting Nurse Association: The Natick VNA, which serves more than 20 towns in MetroWest, is the area's premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency. The Natick VNA helps patients of all ages live with the fullest degree of independence in their own homes, while benefiting from the agency's state-of-the-art home telemonitoring technology, ComfortCare palliative care program, cold laser therapy, and other advanced services.
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Date:Jan 18, 2013
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